Thursday, September 6, 2001, 10:15 A.M.

8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD  20910-3760

(301) 495-4600,

The following time schedule is an estimate subject to change without notice, depending on the circumstances affecting each item.  On individual agenda items, public testimony is accepted unless otherwise noted and italics indicate staff’s recommendation for Board action.  For information about meetings in progress, call (301) 495-1333.  For other information, call (301) 495-4600 or the TTY (teletypewriter used by people with hearing or speech impairments) at (301) 495-1331.  The Planning Board encourages the participation of individuals with disabilities in all its programs and services.  Meeting agendas and other planning and parks information are available on the Internet –




10:15 a.m.


Staff Recommendations (Blue Agenda)


Roll Call

Approval of Minutes

Commissioners’ Reports

Directors’ Reports

Reconsideration Requests


10:30 a.m.


Consent Item:  Legacy Open Space Functional Master Plan, Montgomery County Planning Board Resolution of Adoption – Approve Resolution of Adoption and Transmit to Full Commission.



Zoning Text Amendment No. 01-07 – Introduced by Councilmembers Silverman, Denis, Subin, Leggett, and Praisner; amend the Zoning Ordinance to modify the maximum density calculation for the R&D Zone to exclude floor area that is partially occupied by mechanical equipment – Approval with modification.



Board of Appeals Petition No. S-285-D (Special Exception) – Norwood School, applicant, requests a modification to its existing private educational institution (construct a 2,700 square foot addition to the Art Center); 38 acres, RE-2 Zone, 8821 River Road, Bethesda - Approval with conditions.



Board of Appeals Petition No. S-2476 (Special Exception) – Safeway, applicant, requests a special exception to remove the existing bank building and construct an automobile filling station (seven pump islands and a 396 square foot kiosk); 0.77 acre, C-1 Zone; 15421 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring Denial.  

1:00 p.m.


GENERAL MEETING (Third Floor Conference Room)

Program Coordination, Legal, Legislation, and Administrative Items





2:30 p.m.






Hoyles Mill Diabase Forest Area – Authorization to acquire 16.25 acres, more or less, unimproved, from the Estate of Harry M. Leet with FY02 Legacy Open Space Funds – Approval.



Woodstock Special Park - Authorization to re-convey 7.6947 acres, unimproved, adjacent to Monocacy Cemetery at Woodstock Special Park to Second, Stewart, Bravo, Greenberg Partnership – Approval.



Mandatory Referral No. 01404-ROC-1 - City of Rockville Water Pump Station; RE-1 Zone; Glen Mill Road; Potomac – Approval with comments.



Site Plan Review No. 8-01034 – Gateway 270 Corporate Park, Lot 7; I-3 Zone; 33,200 gross square feet of commercial office use; on Gateway Center Drive, 1,000 feet north of Shawnee Lane; Clarksburg and Vicinity PA-13 – Approval with conditions.



Site Plan Review No. 8-01029 – Seneca Meadows Corporate Center, Lot 9 ; I-3 Zone; 65,000 gross square feet of medical office and health club use; on Goldenrod Lane, 1,000+ feet west of Observation Drive; Germantown and Vicinity PA-19 – Approval with conditions.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-01056 – Edward’s Ferry Property; RDT Zone; 7 lots (single-family detached dwelling units); 185.29 acres; northwest side of Edward’s Ferry Road, opposite West Offutt Road; Poolesville and Vicinity – Approval with conditions.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-01051 – Bannockburn Resubdivision; R-200 Zone;

2 lots (single-family detached dwelling units); 3.1 acres; east side of Broxburn Drive, approximately 300 feet south of Nexis Road; Bethesda/Chevy Chase – Approval with conditions.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-97047E – Silverwood Two (Request for an extension of the validity period); R-90 Zone; 4 lots previously approved (single-family detached dwelling units); 42,690 square feet; north side of Greencastle Road, approximately 1,500 feet east of Columbia Pike (US 29); Fairland – Grant extension.



Preliminary Plan Review No. 1-77082A – Olney Village Mart (Request to revise the previous conditions of approval); C-2 Zone; 1 lot (35,000 additional square feet of commercial space; 204,000 total square feet); 17.9 acres; north side of MD 108, east of Hillcrest Avenue; Olney and Vicinity – Approval to revise conditions.



Record PlatsApproval.



Park Playground Improvement Program and Proposed Policy for DonationsDiscussion.


6:00 p.m.




7:30 p.m.


Muddy Branch Stream Valley Park Trail Plan (Public Hearing Draft)Continued Public Hearing.  (Continued from MCPB meeting of 7/30/01)



Potomac Subregion Master Plan (Public Hearing Draft), Worksession #6 (Willowbrook Drive, Elderly Housing, Cabin John Center, Trails, Park Acquisitions, Brickyard Junior High School site, Glen Hills, Lower Greenbriar, Sutton property, Johnson property, and Special Exception policy) – Discussion.

(Note:  No public testimony will be taken at this time.)


*Maryland law and the Planning Board’s Rules of Procedure regarding ex parte (outside the record) communications require all discussion, review, and consideration of this matter take place only during the Board’s public hearing.  Telephone calls and meetings with Board members in advance of the hearing are not permitted.  Written communications will be directed to appropriate staff members for response.